Gusset Grippers

Gusset Grippers is a funny, feel good and easygoing show. Elaine Miller, once upon a time a physiotherapist, has worked hard on bringing a comedy to the Fringe that is both amusing and informative. Teaching her audience all about the pelvic floor, Miller’s language, though not offensive, is frank and unabashed. I suppose she had to be blunt to be effective, although some of the audience were quite taken aback by it. If you’re easily offended, perhaps avoid this show; however, for the rest of us who are interested in understanding good healthy living and are not adverse to some light hearted forthrightness, Miller is our woman.

Although not a sparklingly hilarious show or brilliantly written comedy, Miller is a naturally funny and good humoured woman. She clearly knows her subject inside out (pun intended) and her material was cleverly delivered to both entertain and inform. Miller’s manner helped put the audience at ease, even though she was talking about health issues which can make the public feel uncomfortable, like the results of ignoring your pelvic floor exercises. (And good on her, it’s a serious matter and not talked about enough.) Respect to her for having enough confidence to deliver a good comedy show on a serious health issue that is so often ignored by the public.

One of the more interesting and informative shows in the free Fringe this year, Miller has written a solidly good comedy show about a real issue that should be more in the public eye. She clearly feels passionately about her show and her cause, and I thoroughly encourage seeing Gusset Grippers for further information.

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The Blurb

Laughing can be no laughing matter for one third of women. This show, written and presented by a physiotherapist, is bursting with clenching comedy that teaches you all about your pelvic floor. PS: Relax, there's no show-and-tell!

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